Americans have thousands of dollars in unused items around their homes. If you are overwhelmed with clutter, consider selling unwanted items online. From clothing to jewelry to gadgets to books, there are several sites that will help you make money on unused goods as shared today on FOX and Friends.
AMERICANS THROW AWAY AN AVERAGE OF 65 POUNDS OF CLOTHING PER YEAR, BUT MUCH OF IT CAN BE RECYCLED OR RESOLD
- Formal wear is expensive! Considering the average bridesmaids dress costs $150 and is only worn once, make some money back by selling the dress at sites like OnceWed.com and BridesmaidTrade.com
- Kids grow out of clothes quickly. Order a “Clear Out Bag” from thredup.com and fill it will all those unwanted baby and kids’ clothing, they cover shipping, and they will pay you upon reviewing of those items.
- If you have designer clothing and accessories like handbags, sell them at RealReal.com or Threadflip.com
THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD HAS SEVEN WEB GADGETS INCLUDING SMARTPHONES, TABLETS, LATOPS & VIDEO GAME CONSOLES
- For those with old mobile devices laying around, sell them for cash at NextWorth.com. For example, you can sell an old iPhone 5 for $55.
- Sell video games, consoles and even laptops at sites like BuyMyTronics.
- Trade in old electronics to stores like Target and Best Buy for gift cards to use toward other necessities.
- If you’re selling gold or silver jewelry, make sure you’re receiving current market prices. There are many sites that provide updated metal pricing including Kitco.com.
- Sites like Eboyfriendjewelry.com are a great place to unload jewelry from an ex, as well as I DO, NOW I DON’T.com.
- Go to a reputable dealer in gems and fine jewelry in your area or in some cases an auction house like Christie’s or Sotheby’s.
- Have a professionally trained jeweler with a GIA certification appraise your merchandise and make sure they are in good standings with the Better Business Bureau.
- *Cleaning your jewelry before selling will increase the chances of your items being sold.
The College Board estimates that the average student in this country spends around $1,200 a year on books and supplies. A single book can cost as much as $200.
- Old books and college textbooks could be turned into quick cash. Sites like Cash4Books.net pays for shipping and offers from 57-cents to $120 per used book. How much you get depends on weight, how quickly it is expected to sell and how many copies are already in the company warehouse. College textbooks and technical books, which are more likely to pay top dollar than paperback novels.
- Valore Books provides a marketplace model that connects you to hundreds of students who are looking to acquire textbooks so it’s a great place unload those books and get some money back!
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